Costa Rica - Motor vehicle theft rate

88.8 (cases per 100,000 population) in 2014

In 2014, motor vehicle theft rate for Costa Rica was 88.8 cases per 100,000 population. Though Costa Rica motor vehicle theft rate fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to decrease through 2005 - 2014 period ending at 88.8 cases per 100,000 population in 2014.

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“Motor Vehicle Theft” means the removal of a motor vehicle without the consent of the owner of the vehicle. “Motor Vehicles” includes all land vehicles with an engine that run on the road, including cars, motorcycles, buses, lorries, construction and agricultural vehicles.(UN-CTS M4.4)